This post is brought to you courtesy of Hillshire Farm® but all the opinions and content are mine. Cajun Tortellini Alfredo - delicious 20 minute dinner recipe! Tortellini and smoked sausage in a delicious cajun alfredo sauce!

Heeeey guys! Today I have a recipe that includes all my favorite things.

Smoked sausage, cheese, and more cheese! And guess what. It’s so easy and will take you no time at all!

Cajun Tortellini Alfredo - delicious 20 minute dinner recipe! Tortellini and smoked sausage in a delicious cajun alfredo sauce!

I used the Hillshire Farm® Beef Smoked Sausage in this recipe. This smoked sausage is one thing I know my kids will never complain about – I’ve been known to just brown it up and serve it with barbecue sauce when I’m not feeling like cooking and they really love that!

But for this recipe, I browned it up with onions and garlic and then tossed in some Cajun seasoning. I used heavy cream and Parmesan cheese to make the Alfredo part of the recipe and then tossed in some cheese tortellini.

Cajun Tortellini Alfredo - delicious 20 minute dinner recipe! Tortellini and smoked sausage in a delicious cajun alfredo sauce!

Ultimate comfort food! This is exactly the kind of meal I like this time of year. Plus, it was ready in less than 20 minutes! It’s perfect for a weeknight or a night you just don’t feel like being in the kitchen for an hour.

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Happy Monday!

How’s the time change treating you?

Won’t lie, I slept until 9:42 yesterday morning. Can we talk about how awesome it is to have kids that can pour their own cereal and entertain themselves for a little while? I feel for all of you with tiny ones.

It was also really nice to have daylight for so long! It was almost 8 by the time the sun finally faded. You know what that means? Food bloggers are no longer cooking dinner at 2 pm! Yay sunlight!

Like I mentioned this weekend, the kids are officially on Spring Break and I’m officially not leaving the house until it’s over.

(Don’t judge me – you try going anywhere with 3 boys!)

So in an effort to avoid the grocery store, I have breakfast for dinner planned for several nights this week. And these Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes are definitely on the menu! They use ingredients I always have on hang, they take no time at all to cook up, and my kids are obsessed with them.

I mean, what’s not to love about peanut butter and bananas?

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Happy Saturday, y’all!

 

It is officially Spring Break here and we have SO MUCH going on.

Just kidding.

I’m not leaving my house again until the kids go back to school.

(Except for dog walks and coffee runs. You know, the important stuff.)

I bought so much yesterday at the grocery store just so I don’t have to go again for 10 days. The goal is to spring clean the house, take lots of naps, and watch all 57 seasons of House of Cards.

I’ve watched the first episode of that show 3 times now and I still go, “Huh?” at the end of it each time. So I’m gonna sit down and watch it without distractions and I’m gonna like it.

This week’s menu plan is going to make staying home really easy. Lots of easy meals plus a couple desserts and a delicious breakfast!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles - a healthy twist on the classic! Zucchini noodles, pork, and a delicious spicy sauce!

Okay guys, I’m on a diet.

Just kidding. ha! We all know that never works out well.

But I am trying to make healthier choices these days. Because, bikini season.

Although I had a Big Mac on Sunday so…

Anyway.

I’m back to my breakfast salads and sweet potato noodles and lots and lots of turkey bacon. And I’m even giving zucchini noodles another try.

I have never liked them (I don’t really love zucchini to begin with) but I’ve found that if I put a spicy sauce on them, I love them. And they have basically no calories so, I’ll definitely take that.

Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles - a healthy twist on the classic! Zucchini noodles, pork, and a delicious spicy sauce!

This Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles recipe is like the classic Sichuan noodles that I order every Friday night, except with zucchini instead of regular noodles. So it’s pork, ginger, garlic, and zucchini noodles all tossed with a spicy tahini (sesame paste) sauce. And then it’s served with chopped roasted peanuts on top for the perfect crunch.

I’m obsessed. I had it 4 times last week.

It takes no time at all to prepare, literally 15 minutes or so. You don’t want to overcook the zucchini or it gets mushy and gross so seriously, just toss it all together and cook for 1 minute.

(This is the spiralizer I use. I’ve had it for well over a year and use it almost daily. LOVE IT.)

Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles! A low calorie version of the classic! Quick, easy, and delicious!Click To Tweet

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Skinny Coconut Mojito - the ultimate summer drink recipe! Coconut water, rum, limes, and mint! This is low calorie and so delicious!

Happy new weeks, guys!

I hope your weekend was great. The boys and I rode over to Temple for the food truck festival and had an absolute blast. They tried so many things they wouldn’t usually try – I mean, who knew they liked kimchi fries?! And the best part is that I found so many food trucks that I’ll now be stalking on Instagram.

We also saw bluebonnets on the way home! This is the best time of year in Texas (I say this as if I haven’t only lived here 11 months) and I cannot even wait for all the pretty flowers to take over.

And the weather? Amazing! So warm, so spring-like. I’m loving life right now.

Also amazing?

Skinny Coconut Mojitos!

These are so delicious, low calories, and so simple! They are just mint and limes muddled together and then a tiny bit of simple syrup, white rum, and coconut water! Serve is over low of ice for the perfect summer drink!

(Because I always gets asked: the cute square ice cubes are from these trays.)

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Skinny Coconut Mojito - the ultimate summer drink recipe! Coconut water, rum, limes, and mint! This is low calorie and so delicious!

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